Taylor Swift's Midnights era starts appropriately enough with a parody of classic horror tropes, but then gets increasingly complex, with setups ranging from an elucidating confrontation with another version of herself, a depiction of the social awkwardness that comes from being so "big," and a mid-video funeral segment.
Cameos a'plenty as Taylor struts around a candy-coated and a proudly LGBT-friendly trailer park, but the topline item is an appearance by Katy Perry, thereby officially (and literally) squashing one of pop's biggest beefs in the name of this prominent push for Equality.
The snakes are now butterflies as Taylor Swift enters a decidedly upbeat phase in this elaborate video — which is kind of like a day-glo, cotton candy, poppy version of Midnight In Paris, with a major supporting role by Brandon Urie of Panic! At The Disco.
Get ready to play a game of "Will the real Taylor Swift please stand up?" in this tricky and twisty sci-fi bonanza directed TSwift's visual assassin Joseph Kahn. The plot involves the pop star's current incarnation confronting cyborg replicant that's more than ready to break out her glass box and start kicking some ass on her behalf. Ready for it?